BBQ on the Brazos, the favored barbecue joint that resides in a Texaco gasoline station in Cresson, was one of many first native barbecue spots to introduce us to the wonders of barbecue breakfast, paving the way for other local ‘cue joints to follow.
Homeowners John Sanford and his spouse Kathryn Warren had been additionally early purveyors of craft barbecue tacos — a staple now at most craft barbecue eating places in Texas.
The couple just lately launched one other new merchandise we’re hoping sparks a development: the barbecue torta. It’s a particular obtainable solely on Thursdays.
“It’s our model of taco Tuesday,” Sanford says.
Dreamed up by Warren, the sandwich is a play on the standard Mexican torta, a sandwich made with crusty, oblong-shaped bread, like a submarine sandwich. The bread BBQ on the Brazos makes use of for its tortas, shipped in contemporary from a bakery in Dallas, is a bit wider than most tortas, Warren says, which is sweet as a result of it has numerous elements to carry.
The primary ingredient, in fact, is barbecue brisket. Every sandwich will get a couple of quarter pound of it, sliced. As we’ve famous earlier than, Sanford’s brisket is some of the best in the North Texas area. Like most craft barbecuers, he makes use of a sluggish technique, smoking his brisket — in addition to his different meats — for hours.
Most tortas embrace a layer of refried beans. To be a bit totally different, Warren makes use of refried black beans. For a sauce, she got here up with a black pepper crema. Recent tomatoes, sliced avocado, rings of purple onions, romaine lettuce, and melted Oaxaca cheese spherical out the sandwich, which comes sliced in two.
“The explanation we slice it in two is as a result of it’s excellent for sharing,” Warren says. “One half will fill you up.”
BBQ on the Brazos is without doubt one of the most well-known craft barbecue eating places in North Texas. It’s on Texas Month-to-month’s coveted High 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas checklist and has, over the course of its eight-year historical past, amassed a faithful following.
BBQ on the Brazos, 9001 E US Hwy 377, bbqonthebrazoscressontx.com